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Legislation Lobbyists

  • WASHINGTON, Jan 18- Early optimism among business lobbyists and executives that Donald Trump's election heralded better days has slowly given way to uncertainty as the president-elect fires off mixed and sometimes confusing messages on healthcare, taxes and trade. Doubts deepened over the weekend as Trump declared he would replace President Barack...

  • LONDON, Jan 10- Banks with large London operations say they will step up lobbying European officials because they are running out of arguments to convince the British government the industry needs single market access after Britain leaves the European Union. Prime Minister Theresa May said on Sunday she was not interested in Britain keeping "bits" of its EU...

  • LONDON, Jan 10- Banks with large London operations say they will step up lobbying European officials because they are running out of arguments to convince the British government the industry needs single market access after Britain leaves the European Union. Prime Minister Theresa May said on Sunday she was not interested in Britain keeping "bits" of its EU...

  • LONDON, Jan 10- Banks with large London operations say they will step up lobbying European officials because they are running out of arguments to convince the British government the industry needs single market access after Britain leaves the European Union. Prime Minister Theresa May said on Sunday she was not interested in Britain keeping "bits" of its EU...

  • LONDON, Jan 10- Banks with large London operations say they will step up lobbying European officials because they are running out of arguments to convince the British government the industry needs single market access after Britain leaves the European Union. Prime Minister Theresa May said on Sunday she was not interested in Britain keeping "bits" of its EU...

  • Jan 4- Big U.S. banks are set on getting Congress this year to loosen or eliminate the Volcker rule against using depositors' funds for speculative bets on the bank's own account, a test case of whether Wall Street can flex its muscle in Washington again. In interviews over the past several weeks, half a dozen industry lobbyists said they began meeting with...

  • WASHINGTON, Dec 15- U.S. Federal Communications Commission Chairman Tom Wheeler plans to step down on Jan. 20, he said on Thursday, a move expected to hand Republicans a 2-1 majority on the panel when Donald Trump takes office as president. Senate Democrats on Thursday held out the possibility that Republicans could put her back on the FCC next year.

  • WASHINGTON, Dec 15- U.S. Federal Communications Commission Chairman Tom Wheeler plans to step down on Jan. 20, he said on Thursday, a move expected to hand Republicans a 2-1 majority on the panel when Donald Trump takes office as president. Wheeler could have temporarily kept the commission at 2-2 until Trump named a new member who needs to be confirmed by the Senate.

  • "Moana" was followed closely behind by newcomer " Office Christmas Party." Paramount expects " Office Christmas Party" will mirror "Sisters," another R-rated comedy that premiered during the holiday season last year, ultimately doing more than six times its opening weekend number to end its run with $87 million. The hope is that " Office Christmas Party" can show...

  • Representative Cathy McMorris Rodgers, a climate-change skeptic and an advocate for expanded oil and gas development, to run the Interior Department, a Trump aide said on Friday. The official on Trump's transition team, speaking on condition of anonymity, told Reuters that Trump would nominate McMorris Rodgers to head the Interior Department, which is...

  • Representative Cathy McMorris Rodgers, a climate-change skeptic and an advocate for expanded oil and gas development, to run the Interior Department, sources briefed on the matter told Reuters on Friday. It follows his nomination this week of an anti-regulation climate-change skeptic, Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt, to run the Environmental...

  • WASHINGTON, Dec 7- Donald Trump will name Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt, an ardent opponent of President Barack Obama's measures to curb climate change, as head of the Environmental Protection Agency, a Trump transition team official said on Wednesday, a choice that enraged green activists and cheered the oil industry. Trump's choice of Pruitt fits...

  • WASHINGTON, Dec 7- Donald Trump will pick an ardent opponent of President Barack Obama's measures to curb climate change as head of the Environmental Protection Agency, a Trump transition team source said on Wednesday, a choice that enraged green activists and cheered the oil industry. Trump's choice, Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt, fits neatly with...

  • BRASILIA, Dec 1- Brazil's Supreme Court indicted the president of the Senate, Renan Calheiros, on Thursday for embezzlement, a ruling that is expected to fan growing tensions between the judiciary and Congress over corruption cases. Calheiros was indicted for billing the Senate for car rentals with false contracts. When he was accused in 2007 of letting a...

  • BRASILIA, Dec 1- Brazil's Supreme Court indicted the president of the Senate, Renan Calheiros, on Thursday for embezzlement, a ruling that is expected to fan growing tensions between the judiciary and Congress over corruption cases. Calheiros was indicted for billing the Senate for car rentals with false contracts. When he was accused in 2007 of letting a...

  • LOS ANGELES, xxxxxx- Disney's "Moana" sailed to the top of the Thanksgiving box office, earning a mighty $81.1 million over the five day holiday period and $55.5 million for the weekend. Disney distribution chief Dave Hollis said that the success of "Moana" and others like it justified the company's decision to make fewer films, while taking bigger bets.

  • Economist Jeff Eisenach and former Sprint Corp lobbyist Mark Jamison were named by Trump's transition team to oversee hiring and policy for the FCC. The FCC is composed of five commissioners, including one designated as chairman, who are appointed by the president and confirmed by the Senate. Only three commissioners can be from the same political party and...

  • *China urges more controls at Wuzhen World Internet Conference. WUZHEN, China, Nov 20- China's ambitions to tighten up regulation of the Internet have found a second wind in old fears- terrorism and fake news. Ren Xianling, the vice minister of China's top internet authority, said on Thursday that the process was akin to "installing brakes on a car before driving on...

  • NEW YORK/ WASHINGTON, Nov 15- President-elect Donald Trump shuffled his transition team again on Tuesday, jettisoning a national security expert and lobbyists from his inner circle as he closed in on naming two loyal Wall Street backers to key economic positions. At the top of his list for senior economic positions are campaign finance chair and Wall Street...

  • In a letter filed on Monday in federal court in Manhattan, lawyers for the SEC, the House Ways and Means Committee and ex-staffer Brian Sutter said they had reached an agreement on a protocol for the agency to review documents it had sought. The decision to drop the appeal came after a three-judge panel of the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in June appeared during...